ACLU of Nevada Board

Robert Chester, President
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Robert is a semi-retired attorney specializing in intellectual property and contract law.  He came to Nevada after working in the Los Angeles entertainment industry.  He has been a member of the board of the ACLU of Nevada since 1999.  As President, he serves on the Executive Committee, and he is also Nevada's representative on the National ACLU Board.  He lives at Lake Tahoe, serves on other non-profit boards, and is currently President of Barton Healthcare System, serving South Lake Tahoe and the Carson Valley.

Rachel Anderson, Vice President and National Board Representative
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Rachel Anderson is a Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV.  She has served on the Board of Directors of the ACLU of Nevada for several years and currently serves as Vice President of the Nevada affiliate and as a member of the ACLU’s National Board of Directors.  Professor Anderson is a graduate of Edward C. Reed High School in Sparks and earned her M.A. in International Policy Studies from Stanford University and her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.  She is a Director of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) and serves on the Investment Committee of Nevada’s Battle Born Growth Escalator Venture Program and the Advisory Board of the Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities.  She is also a member of the Council of African-American Professionals at UNLV, the Las Vegas Chapter (NV) of The Links, Inc., and the National Bar Association.  At UNLV, Professor Anderson advises two student groups, the Black Law Students Association and the NAACP College Chapter.

Todd Eikelberger, Vice President
Todd Eikelberger picture Todd Eikelberger was born and raised in Reno and is a third generation Nevadan. He went to undergraduate school at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and then law school in Los Angeles at Loyola Law School. Following Law School, he worked in the entertainment industry for 7 years. During his time in law school he became involved with the Alliance for Children’s Rights which was an organization that fought to make sure that children who were “in the system” in Los Angeles County had a voice in what they were going through and were able to have adequate legal representation to make sure their rights were looked after. He also became involved with the Human Rights Campaign, Lawyers for Human Rights and the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center. Because of his involvement in these various organizations he became very passionate about making sure that people’s basic rights were protected, no matter their race, age, sex, sexual orientation or religion. He moved back to Reno seven years ago to begin practicing law. He is currently the Events Chairman for Spectrum of Northern Nevada and the vice chairman of the Stonewall Democrats of Northern Nevada.
Robert Langford, Treasurer
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I have been a Nevada Resident for twenty years. I have worked with the ACLU of Nevada as a cooperating attorney litigating several high profile Racial Profiling, Inadequate Prison Health Care and Sex Offender Registry cases. I believe that the work done by the ACLU is of the utmost importance for the maintenance of a free society.

Sondra Cosgrove, Secretary
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Sondra moved to Las Vegas in 1986 and is a history professor at the College of Southern Nevada. She teaches survey courses in American, Latin American, and Native American history and is the Co-Chair of the CSN Women’s Alliance. In addition to engaging in diversity activities at work, Sondra is also the President of the League of Women Voters of Las Vegas Valley and the First Vice President of the League of Women Voters of Nevada. She works on a daily basis to ensure that all eligible voters are able to register and that our election processes remain fair and open.

John Krieger, Board Member
John Krieger, board member

Krieger is an intellectual property litigator at Dickinson Wright. He has extensive experience in intellectual property litigation in both state and federal court; prosecuting and defending clients for claims including trademark infringement, copyright infringement, patent infringement, domain name litigation; as well as trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition. In addition, Krieger advises clients who have a presence on the Internet regarding a variety of issues, including defamation, privacy, and data breaches. 

Lisa Rasmussen, Board Member and Equity Officer
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Lisa is an attorney with a solo private practice in Las Vegas.  She specializes in criminal defense, civil litigation, and appeals.  She is an executive officer and board member of Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice and is also a member of the National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers.   Prior to law school she owned a sentencing consulting business in San Diego specializing in the development and presentation of mitigating evidence for sentencing purposes and in death penalty cases.   While a graduate student in the Sociology Department at San Diego State University, Lisa worked on a two-year grant project through the National Institute of Health designed to facilitate the reintegration and rehabilitation of dually diagnosed, homeless veterans within San Diego County.

Cynthia Trigg, Board Member
Cindy Trigg

Cindy was elected to serve three consecutive terms on the Douglas County NV School Board for a total of 12 years. She served as the Director to NASB for Douglas County for nine years. Served as Chair and in other leadership positions in Douglas County for the Democratic Party and the NSDP from 2003 thru the election of 2014, including as an employee for the DNC as NV Rural organizer from 2006 - 2010. Cindy worked as a Flight Attendant and International Purser for American Airlines 30 years before retiring.

Zachary Robbins, Board Member
Zachary Robbins

Dr. Zachary Scott Robbins wants schools to provide children and their families with experiences that ensure community health, wealth, and wellness. As a principal, Zac has turned around secondary schools on the East Coast, West Coast, and he has helped thousands of students get accepted to colleges, trade schools, and our armed forces. Zac was educated at Howard University in Washington, DC, and he earned his Ph.D. in Education Administration at Boston College.

Roger Vogel, Board Member
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Since joining the ACLU in 1962, Roger has served with ACLU affiliates in Washington, California, Hawaii and Virginia (president of the Hampton Roads Chapter for four years).  Upon retiring from the US Navy in 1992 and moving to Nevada, Roger has been very active member the ACLU of Nevada, including several years of service as Board Secretary.  Roger has broadened his activist activities in other areas as well, he served as the Chairman of the Regional Transportation Commission’s Public Transportation Advisory Committee and the Citizens Advisory Committee.

 
Sylvia Allen, Board Member
Sylvia Allen

Sylvia Allen consults leaders on strategy, business processes and philanthropy. Her career includes global roles in financial management, social responsibility, human resources, and diversity leadership.  She has directed large scale, international operations at International Gaming Technology, Cisco Systems, Silicon Graphics, AT&T, Digital Equipment Corporation and Xerox Corporations. She continues to work in the community using her skills to advocate for change. Her board affiliations have included the Cisco Foundation, Network for Good, Save The Children, The Mind Institute, the Cultural Diversity Foundation, and the Urban League.  Sylvia is the Past President of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women and still works diligently to further its focus on advocacy through its committees.  She has chaired the Board for the 100 Academy of Excellence Charter School and is currently chair of board for Southern Nevada Children First. She has been recognized by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), awarded the Madame C J Walker award from NCBW and has been included in Who’s Who for African American Women. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business from California State University of Los Angeles, and an MBA degree from Pepperdine University.  Sylvia is a proud parent. Grand mom and is a native of Chicago, Illinois. She is an author, “Living Your Best Quarter”- Reflections of Life”

 
David Orentlicher, Board Member
David Orentlicher

David is the Cobeaga Law Firm Professor at UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law and co-director of the UNLV Health Law Program. A graduate of Harvard Medical School and Harvard Law School, he is nationally recognized for his expertise in health law and constitutional law. David has testified before Congress, had his scholarship cited by the U.S. Supreme Court, and has served on many national, state, and local commissions. In 2008, he served as a health policy adviser to the presidential campaign of Barack Obama.

David also served in the Indiana House of Representatives between 2002 and 2008, earning respect on both sides of the aisle for his ability to find innovative solutions for the state’s pressing problems. He was named “Best Politician of the Year” by Indianapolis' weekly newspaper NUVO for his work on property tax reform, reproductive rights, and equality for all persons.

   
Stephanie Rosol, Board Member
Stephanie Rosol

Stephanie Rosol cares deeply about unleashing the feminine in leadership and supporting women and girls as they discover the great work of their lives. In addition to her work in organizational culture and development of effective teams, Stephanie is known for building capacity with non-profit leaders and boards. She applies her experience as a Senior Executive, Human Resource Professional and Non-profit board member to support a wide variety of clients around the world.  She works with corporate leaders, senior partners, as well as Women at Sundance, TED Fellows, Starting Bloc, and The Unreasonable Institute.  Clients value her ability to provide unique solutions that support lasting behavior change.

Stephanie is the president of Skye Coaching.  She earned her credentials from the International Coaching Federation, the Institute for Generative Leadership, and Newfield Network.  She holds specialized certifications from Gallup and the Human Resource Certification Institute.  She holds a Bachelors Degree in Human Development and a Master of Science in Executive Leadership.

   
Sara Mason, Board Member
Sara Mason

Sara Price Mason was born in New Jersey in 1962 and raised in Miami, Florida.  Sara graduated from the University of Florida in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts in English, Cum Laude, and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  Sara earned her Juris Doctor degree, Cum Laude, from the University of Miami School of Law in 1989.  In law school she was a member of the Inter-American Law Journal and was granted the American Jurisprudence Award for Environmental Law.  After graduating, Sara continued on for several years as a Legal Research, Writing and Moot Court Instructor, while also working for the Dade County Attorney’s Office (CAO) in Miami, Florida.  For the CAO, she served as staff attorney to the Department of Environmental Resources Management and as lead attorney for the Public Health Trust, the governing authority for Jackson Memorial Hospital and indigent healthcare system for Dade County.  Sara moved to Las Vegas in 1996.

In Las Vegas, Sara continued her civil practice with the Nevada Attorney General’s Office, representing a variety of boards and commissions until 2000 when she was assigned exclusively to the Colorado River Commission of Nevada (CRC).  She remained with the CRC through 2005 and has continued serving the CRC as special consultant. She is further engaged in matters concerning water accounting, transfer, acquisition, and diversion; hydro-electric and supplemental power generation and allocation; and state water permitting and water quality.

 

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